For a long time they can be found in the collections of Aachen art collectors, now 40 works by the Aachen artist Günther Beckers can be seen at the Galerie Am Elisengarten.
Under the title "Günther Beckers - @ Human. Painting", the exhibition is extremely diverse, despite being limited to painterly works.
From motifs from the history of rock and pop, informal and Irish landscapes, studies influenced by the well-known painter Francis Bacon (1909-1992), to multi-part works with which Beckers questions the boundaries of the visual arts, there is much to discover on the two floors of the gallery.
At the vernissage, the audience followed the artist's explanations about the concept of the "Colorwing"-paintings. The idea of the multi-part paintings, consisting of a central part and several variable side parts, the change from a static to a never-finished object, met with great approval. In this context, the current presentation can only be understood as a suggestion. Up to five wings belong to a main motif, which are of course included in the purchase price and may be combined individual.
The works can still be seen in the Galerie Am Elisengarten until 23 March. The pictures of the vernissage and the WDR LOKALZEIT on Thursday 14.03.2019, from 7.30 p.m. (repeat Fr. 15.03.2019, from 10.35 a.m. / available online here "Tipps und Termin", video starts at 1:30 Min.) offer you a small foretaste. Our film about the exhibition will also be available online soon!
Further press comments on the exhibition:
More about the exhibition
"Painting" | 08- 23 March 2019 | Galerie Am Elisengarten | Hartmannstr. 6 | 52062 Aachen
Vernissage: Friday, 08 March 2019, 7 p.m. | Music: Theo Jörgensmann (clarinet)
"Visions of a Paradise - of Longing" | "The Symphonic Space" | 09 March - 18 April 2019 | Episcopal Academy of the Diocese of Aachen | Leonhardstr. 18-20 | 52064 Aachen
Vernissage: Saturday, 09 March 2019, 6 p.m. | Music: Theo Jörgensmann (clarinet)
(Günther Beckers, The painter on his way through the rape field, sketch for a portrait of Vincent van Gogh, 2011, oil on canvas, 200 x 160 cm, colour wings each 200 x 35 cm / Photo: Peter Braatz)